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Mammillaria kraehenbuehlii

  • First description by Krainz, Die Kakt. Liefg. 46-47 (1971)

  • Body: Plants forming low dense clusters. Stems globose at first, later cylindrical, soft, 3 – 12 cm (1.2 – 4.7 in) high, to 3.5 cm (1.4 in) in diameter.
  • Roots:
  • Sap: Without latex.
  • Tubercule arrangement:
  • Tubercule: Tubercules attenuate to conical.
  • Axil: Naked.
  • Radial spine: 18 – 24, very thin, chalky white with brown tips, curving and interlacing, 3 – 8 mm (to 0.3 in) long.
  • Central spine: 1, sometimes absent, brown-tipped, 5 – 10 mm (0.2 – 0.4 in) long.
  • Flower: Lilac-carmine, to 18 mm (0.7 in) long.
  • Fruit: Dark carmine.
  • Seed: Black.
  • Flowering period in Cultivation (Europe):
  • Minimum temperature:
  • Habitat Substrate: Exposed, low, limestone slopes, often beneath low shrubs.
  • Geographic Distribution: Oaxaca, Mexico. Altitude 1.750 – 2.300 m.
  • Comments: Forms medium sized clumps of numerous small heads. Benefits from protective shade from the strongest sunlight to prevent sunburn, but light does need to be fairly bright to encourage flowering. Limestone in the fast draining soil may be best to encourage good growth and flowering.
  • Bibliography:
    John Pilbeam (1999) – Mammillaria The Cactus File Handbook – page 157.

    Edward F. Anderson (2001) – The Cactus Family – page 425.
  • Synonymes:

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